Directory Monitor

July 30th, 2012

Directory monitoring made easy


1.1 MB 

Last Update:

July 30th, 2012 


OS Support:

Windows Xp / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / 7 

License/Program Type:







Editor's Opinion
Directory Monitor - a lightweight, reliable solution for detecting changes in local or network folders; easily customizable in terms of filtering and notifications. Free to use!
Editor's Description
Ever had to worry about your files being accessed and modified by unauthorized people whenever you are not sitting at the computer ? What about network shares that multiple users have access to and chances are too frequent to keep up with ? Here is a smart application designed to take care of all this - Directory Monitor.

What is Directory Monitor ?

The application has a fairly suggestive name for its purpose; it provides a convenient means for keeping track of any changes within a user selected directory, local or on a network share. Directory Monitor can report file changes, modifications, deletions and the creation of new files.

With a graphical interface divided into two panels for directory monitoring and one for displaying changes, the application is quite intuitive and straightforward to use. You can add multiple folders to monitor, each with its own events and options. Note that it can monitor events of sub-directories and even get the user information that made the change (currently in Beta). For every event displayed in Directory Monitor, a time-stamp is also included along with a quick link to the data that has changed.

You can also integrate other applications that will be triggered once an event occurs making it even more flexible.

Program options include the ability to load at system start-up, show balloon notifications for a selected number of seconds, check directory availability under a given time interval, backup monitor log to a file, create separate log files for each directory. For each monitoring task, users can include and exclude files by filtering them. Auto updating is included and the program can run unobtrusively in the system tray taking up a minimum of system resources.

Export changes to a XML file for later analysis and use the import feature to view them within the program.

All in all, Directory Monitor is lightweight and most effective; all you have to do is run it in the background and watch for notifications anytime a new event occurs in your folders of interest. This way you will always be alerted when some new files have been created on a network share or some outside intrusion has tempered with your own disk files.

Directory Monitor requires the pre-installation of .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or higher to run. It is compatible with most Windows systems including Xp, Vista and 7 and includes installation executable files for both 32 and 64 bit machines. The utility is completely Free to use making it a very appealing choice for users in search of a reliable and easy to customize folder monitoring tool.
Directory Monitor VIDEO TRAILER
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Directory Monitor Scan reports
avast! 6 Scan Report:

* avast! Report
* This file is generated automatically
* Task 'Simple user interface' used
* Started on Thursday, March 08, 2012 10:53:12 AM
* VPS: 120307-1, 03/07/2012

C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\Binary.DefBannerBitmap [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01UIText [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01File [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01_Columns [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01Dialog [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01_Tables [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01Control [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01Property [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01ControlEvent [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01RadioButton [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01_Validation [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01_StringData [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01Component [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01_StringPool [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01EventMapping [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\Binary.MSVBDPCADLL [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\Binary.VSDNETCFG [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\Binary.UpFldrBtn [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01MsiAssemblyName [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01ModuleSignature [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01AdminUISequence [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\Binary.NewFldrBtn [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01ControlCondition [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01InstallUISequence [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01InstallExecuteSequence [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\01AdvtExecuteSequence [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\Icon._58DF2E0D30950624912943.exe [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\Icon._853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790\_4A3377586E3035FA247328DF3CE3010A [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790\_59B3F437836DEF6A5C59DEF086EE290C [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790\_889E6B2202CA45F8BB6BEAF4AFE02BCC [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790\_A01B3E017FBEA3DF0847F020367A63EE [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790\_A7A7D1CDD1641F2FD5E65F620144765C [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790\_AF81F60F1EC05B424D09D549367C3BDC [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790\_D4C18A04F78E20762C9308C9231CB1CE [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790\_D6A6860D17A14F848C5DF39489B1CF09 [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790\_F44EF70B94BF4551A0EA65ABCD049DD4 [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790\_F781FFD46FAD1BDBAD2661810AF1F2C3 [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790 [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\Icon._F9A7613EB3663A387288C2.exe [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi\_5_SummaryInformation [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi [+] is OK
Infected files: 0
Total files: 42
Total folders: 1
Total size: 2.9 MB

* Task stopped: Thursday, March 08, 2012 10:53:12 AM
* Run-time was 0 second(s)

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 Scan Report:

Virus Scan: completed <1 minute ago (events: 24, objects: 20, time: 00:00:02)
Result: OK (events: 20)
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790/_F781FFD46FAD1BDBAD2661810AF1F2C3
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790/_F44EF70B94BF4551A0EA65ABCD049DD4
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790/_D6A6860D17A14F848C5DF39489B1CF09
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790/_D4C18A04F78E20762C9308C9231CB1CE
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790/_AF81F60F1EC05B424D09D549367C3BDC
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790/_A7A7D1CDD1641F2FD5E65F620144765C
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790/_A01B3E017FBEA3DF0847F020367A63EE
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790/_889E6B2202CA45F8BB6BEAF4AFE02BCC
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790/_59B3F437836DEF6A5C59DEF086EE290C
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790/_4A3377586E3035FA247328DF3CE3010A
3/8/2012 10:51:24 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_F9A7613EB3663A387288C2.exe
3/8/2012 10:51:24 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_58DF2E0D30950624912943.exe
3/8/2012 10:51:24 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe
3/8/2012 10:51:24 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/NewFldrBtn
3/8/2012 10:51:24 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/UpFldrBtn
3/8/2012 10:51:24 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/DefBannerBitmap
3/8/2012 10:51:24 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/VSDNETCFG
3/8/2012 10:51:24 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/MSVBDPCADLL
Result: Archive (events: 2)
3/8/2012 10:51:24 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi/_3066086825556E68C7A3858EBFCD8790
3/8/2012 10:51:23 AM C:\Softoxi\Scan\DirectoryMonitorSetup_10301_x86.msi
Result: Task started (events: 1)
3/8/2012 10:51:23 AM
Result: Task completed (events: 1)
3/8/2012 10:51:25 AM

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